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Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:53pm
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West Virginia University English Grad Student Union

Call For Papers: WVU English Graduate Student Union 2015 Colloquium
Theme: Local Labor: Work In and Out of Central Appalachia
Date: Saturday April 4th 2015

Situated between the coalfields of southern Appalachia and the industrial and agricultural centers of the upper Monongahela, north-central West Virginia is heir to a significant legacy of labor pride and problems. The 2015 West Virginia University English Graduate Student Union Colloquium invites abstracts from all disciplines for academic and creative presentations exploring our 2015 topic of "Local Labor: Work In and Out of the Central Appalachians." Proposals may discuss, but are not limited to:

CFP MLA 2016 (Austin, 01/07-01/10) Special Session "Food and Feast in Outlaw Literature"

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 12:22pm
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Alexander L. Kaufman
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Conference papers invited to explore the literary, cultural, and theoretical aspects of food and feasting in traditional outlaw narratives, or texts that have characters who are outsiders, tricksters, transgressors, or marginals. This session will consider the presence and function of food and feast in texts (broadly defined), with an eye to considering whether and how instances of food preparation and eating can be said to display, to develop, or to subvert the conventional ideas of community and fellowship most commonly associated with foods and feasts. This session encourages papers that examine post-medieval texts, cultures, and practices, especially Australian, Native American, Pan-American, and Eastern.

UNT Critical Voices Conference

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Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 10:57am
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University of North Texas; Graduate Students of English Association

The University of North Texas Graduate Students in English Association (GSEA) invites submissions for its annual graduate student conference, to be held March 27-28, 2015. The GSEA welcomes submissions on a variety of topics related to literary criticism, literary theory, cultural studies, material criticism, composition and rhetoric, technical communication, English pedagogy, poetry, fiction, and creative non-fiction. Papers/readings should last no more than 15 minutes.

We encourage authors to submit individual paper proposals as well as proposals for panels of three related presentations.

DEADLINE EXTENDED - Call for Papers - Subjectivity in an Object World - St. John's University Humanities Review

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 7:02pm
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St. John’s University Humanities Review (Vol. Thirteen, Issue 1/Spring 2015)
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Deadline now February 10, 2015

"The chief defect of humanism is that it concerns human beings. Between humanism and something else, it might be possible to create an acceptable fiction."

-Wallace Stevens

[UPDATE] Occupations - Excursions Journal (deadline: 1 March 2015)

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 5:56pm
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Excursions Journal

We are still accepting submissions for the next issue of Excursions Journal, 'Occupations' - the deadline for submissions is 1st March 2015.
Details can be found below. This information is also available at http://www.excursions-journal.org.uk/index.php/excursions/pages/view/cfp

EXCURSIONS JOURNAL
Call for Papers

Abstract/shuns

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:34pm
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Joshua Adair and Paul Walker

What about those ideas you entertain but never fully develop? Those notions which are reviled and dismissed by peer gatekeepers? Follies so whimsical they unsettle even you?

We're looking for those submissions, the ones shunned by polite society and keepers of the status quo.

Let us be up front: Abstractshuns endeavors to become an ersatz academic journal, middlebrow at best. If Grindr/Tinder (depending on the orientation of the idea) spent a really naughty weekend with Notes and Queries, this would be the spawn, with Courtney Love and Jack Halberstam as godparents.

[UPDATE] ASA: Miserable Violence, Violent Resistance

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 3:26pm
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American Studies Association
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I am looking for 1-2 more panelists to fill out a panel proposal for the 2015 American Studies Association conference (http://www.theasa.net/submit_a_proposal). Drawing on the conference theme of "The (Re)production of Misery and the Ways of Resistance," this panel proposes to explore how performances of violence—that is, violence that is meant to be seen—can work both to reproduce social miseries and also to offer methods for resisting the political and social systems that institutionalize the conditions of misery. Possible themes may include (but are certainly not limited to):

Eudora Welty Review (annual). Deadline for Vol. 8 (2016): Sept. 1, 2015

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:52am
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Eudora Welty Review (published by Dept. of English, Georgia State University)
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The Eudora Welty Review, formerly the Eudora Welty Newsletter, is an annual journal published each spring that encourages research and scholarship on Welty and wider reading and teaching of her work. EWR publishes scholarly essays and regular features including book reviews, news and notes, textual analyses, checklists, and new archival materials.

We are accepting submissions for EWR 8 until Sept. 1, 2015.

To contact the editor, Pearl A. McHaney, write to pmchaney@gsu.edu.

Visit us online at ewr.gsu.edu.

[UPDATE] SLI (Studies in the Literary Imagination): Call for Special Topics Proposals

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 10:42am
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Studies in the Literary Imagination, Dept. of English, Georgia State University
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SLI is now accepting topic proposals for future issues. Any scholar who wishes to propose a special issue topic for Studies in the Literary Imagination is invited to do so in a 1,000–1,500-word proposal. Please include: a working title; an overview of the proposed topic; a brief summary of pertinent issues and figures; a current C.V.; and a list of approximately 8 potential contributors and their paper titles (with brief abstracts).

In the Regions of Utopia: Symposium 28-30 June 2015, Newcastle UK

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 5:39am
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'Imaginaries of the Future' Leverhulme International Research Network/Newcastle University
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What place is there for the unique and multifaceted identities of regions in a globalised world? How might we theorise a sustainable concept of the local that could survive into the future? How do online communities affect our experiences of the local?

The second symposium of the Leverhulme-funded 'Imaginaries of the Future' research network seeks to investigate what the concepts of local and regional identity might mean in the future. One of our key objectives is to explore these concepts in a way that avoids the risk of becoming either exclusionary and inward-facing, a mere neoliberal branding exercise, or morbidly nostalgic.

REMINDER - Edited collection Resignfying the Third Space

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Tuesday, January 27, 2015 - 4:44am
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University of Alicante (Spain) and University of Zadar (Croatia)
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We apologize for cross posting

CALL FOR PAPER

Edited essay collection: Resignifying the Third Space

We are now seeking for a collection of essays on the reinterpretation of the concept of Third Space in relation to the 'spatial turn' within the frame of the social science and the humanities in Feminist and/or Gender Studies. Spaces can
be approached through transnational studies, critical geography, post-colonial insights, among other fields. We are especially interested in research carried out in Europe - even though focused on extraeuropean issues- or on European studies. Themes to be discussed may include:

Call For Papers and Creative Writing Deadline 02/25/15

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Monday, January 26, 2015 - 10:20am
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the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north
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The quint's twenty sixth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 25th February2015 — but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.
All contributions accompanied by a short biography will be forwarded to a member of the editorial board. Manuscripts must not be previously published or submitted for publication elsewhere while being reviewed by the quint's editors or outside readers.

11 Literature in English Symposium: Poetry and Beyond

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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 12:03pm
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Faculty of English, Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland

LIES 2015 asks the fundamental questions of contemporary culture: What is the stance of poetry today? Can poets still be venerated as leaders of nations? Is poetry "relegated" to universities?

The Faculty of English at Adam Mickiewicz University, Poznan, Poland, invites papers on all aspects of British, Northern Irish, Irish, American and Canadian poetry and poets. The topics include but are not limited to the following:

Poetry:

Call for Accessibly and Engagingly Written Papers in Literary Studies

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Sunday, January 25, 2015 - 11:51am
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Readings: the journal for scholars and readers

We welcome submissions on all aspects of world literature (be it canonical or contemporary, children's, "genre" or "literary" fiction), including the interplay of literature and other media as well as issues of translation and reception. Imagine a friend who loves literature but is no scholar as your ideal reader. To put it more grandly: our idea of a Perfect Paper hovers between PMLA and The New Yorker.

See http://www.readingsjournal.net/call-for-papers-and-reviewers for details.

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